Work From Home, Flexi-Attendance Extended For 50 Lakh Central Govt Employees
The central govt had extended the “Flexi(ble)” attendance option for all its employees till June 15.
The same was confirmed by Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh via Twitter.
Earlier, the option of flexible attendance was offered to the employees till May 31.
In the tweet, he said that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has extended the flexible attendance option till June 15 taking into consideration the present pandemic crisis.
WFH Received Well
The DoPT-developed Work from Home (WFH) protocol has been a success and it found that productivity is higher while working from home.
This is because govt functionaries work remotely even on weekends and holidays.
In an earlier order announcing the option of flexi attendance in the offices, the capacity of staff was limited to 50%.
Exemptions included persons with disabilities and pregnant women employees who, while were not required to come to office, had to work from home.
Other measures to control overcrowding in offices consisted of following staggered timings.
COVID-appropriate behaviour was strictly enforced such as mask wearing, social distancing, frequent use of sanitiser along with hand-washing with soap.
Centre To Vaccinate Its Employees At The Workplace
Singh also praised the practice of vaccinating employees in the workplace itself and has called it a success.
He urged states and union territories to emulate this practice as well.
So far, 228 people have been vaccinated in the centre established at the North Block and efforts are underway to add more such centres in other govt offices and departments.